Batman vs. Superman Billboard in I am Legend

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You may have already heard about it — there is a scene early on in “I am Legend” (I’m still writing a review for it, by the way) early in the film where Will Smith is in a deserted Times Square, and as the camera slowly pans, there is a giant “Batman vs. Superman” poster/billboard staring right back at you. It looks like advertising for “Batman vs. Superman”, and since the world of “I am Legend” has remained unchanged since 2009, what are the filmmakers trying to tell us?

SuperHeroHype has some background on the billboard:

[I am Legend writer Akiva] Goldsman was once attached to a real Batman vs. Superman movie, but the script didn’t get the green light. He also wrote Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

In the movie, even though it is 2012, the virus hit in 2009, so Goldsman thought about which movies “could” possibly come to theaters in ’09.

Thanks to reader Greg, who emailed me the “Batman vs. Superman” billboard from the movie. I have no idea where Greg got it, so don’t ask.

Batman vs. Superman Billboard from I am Legend

Another, cleaner look at the same billboard from a DVD grab:

Batman vs. Superman Billboard from I am Legend

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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    There were also “Teen Titans” and “Green Lantern” movie posters in a video store in the film.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    There were also “Teen Titans” and “Green Lantern” movie posters in a video store in the film.

  • Charles

    thats not a batman vs. superman symbol poster its a batman/superman team up poster that is the emblem used in the series where lex luthor is president and the team up because they are seen as villians because of lex

  • Charles

    thats not a batman vs. superman symbol poster its a batman/superman team up poster that is the emblem used in the series where lex luthor is president and the team up because they are seen as villians because of lex

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  • izzie/lauren

    Does anyone have genuine information about the batman vs superman film? I would love to see the film as I am a huge superman fan and need to settle a disagreement on who is a better superhero!

    • No One Knows

      batman is better…the old JLA cartoons have a scene where batman just met Jon Jones (Martian Man-hunter) and found that he was afraid of fire. Batman told him “I dont know what you are but remember this, i keep a 70 million dollar piece of radioactive asteriod on me at all times for the other alien in metropolis and all i need for you is a box of matches.” I find this to be the best line ive heard in those old cartoons.

      • Christoffer

        That’s not from some old cartoons, that’s from the quite new Justice League: The New Frontier.

        And none of them is better, they’re completely different heroes.

  • izzie/lauren

    Does anyone have genuine information about the batman vs superman film? I would love to see the film as I am a huge superman fan and need to settle a disagreement on who is a better superhero!

    • No One Knows

      batman is better…the old JLA cartoons have a scene where batman just met Jon Jones (Martian Man-hunter) and found that he was afraid of fire. Batman told him “I dont know what you are but remember this, i keep a 70 million dollar piece of radioactive asteriod on me at all times for the other alien in metropolis and all i need for you is a box of matches.” I find this to be the best line ive heard in those old cartoons.

      • Christoffer

        That’s not from some old cartoons, that’s from the quite new Justice League: The New Frontier.

        And none of them is better, they’re completely different heroes.